Giving a personalized and trendy look to your home, office, etc., is the new trend these days. You can find everything is getting a makeover, and now it’s time for you to create a good-looking and trendy table for yourself. You might have seen a lot of DIY projects on the internet, but we recently saw a DIY tile table trend on TikTok, which is taking everyone on the buzz.
If you are thinking of taking this tiled coffee table project, then we are here the help. Well, it is not easy to work on DIY furniture interior design because it takes a lot of effort and patience to create these types of products.
In this post, you can learn how to make your own DIY tiled side table, and beside table, you can learn more about crafting too. Depending on how hard-working and creative you are, making a tiled top can be easy and hard at the same time.
Although the tiled design is a very classic thing and you can still find them in public restrooms. Since tiled tables have taken the internet by storm, a lot of people have started searching for ways to make their own tiled table tops. Do not forget that you will actually need real ceramic tiles if you want to make this table, and else you may go with some other materials too.
You can’t simply start creating a table when you don’t know about the things you’ll need to construct or modify an already-bought table. Of course, you will need some inspiration and design ideas to get started, so have a look around or use the internet to get some table crafting ideas. It doesn’t matter if you are making a table for the living room, dining room, or kitchen. There are some common things that you will definitely need alongside your process. Below we have listed all the things you must keep with yourself before starting your work to create a tile table:
So, the first step is to measure the total area of the table and cut the tile sheet based on the measurements. Since every person has got a different kind of tabletop and needs, cutting the tile sheets according to the surface area is needed. While many professionals don’t do it and apply the whole sheet to the table, you can’t make it yourself.
Measuring and keeping small pieces of tile sheets will help you in sticking them properly. To do this with precision, we will recommend you use a measuring tape and a marker to cut the tiles properly. If you do it without the measurements, then the tiles won’t align properly.
Once you are ready with the tiles, start applying the tile’s adhesive on the tabletop. If you want, then you can also use a tile adhesive spreader that is available both online and offline to do this work. In this way, you will be able to apply the adhesive properly on every part of the table.
It is required to apply the adhesive everywhere on the table all at once so you can place the tiles altogether. Don’t forget to take the help of a damp sponge to remove the excess adhesive that got applied to the table. Also, don’t let the adhesive rest there for much longer, as it will not stick to the tiles.
Once you’ve added the adhesive to the table, start laying the tiles on top. You might have to press the tiles with your hands or some sort of grout sponge so they can stick to the adhesive properly. If you are working on a wooden table, then use a sponge or damp cloth to press the tiles else they might break.
Also, take care of the wood screws, as laying tiles on them will break them. We will recommend you use wood glue while working with such materials. Also, remove excess adhesive after laying the tiles and before applying the grout. This will help you in getting a good-looking table surface.
You’ve layed the tiles on the table, and now it’s time to apply the grout into the gaps. Before doing this, make sure to apply tile adhesive and let it dry overnight with tiles on it. So you can fix any broken or loose tiles before applying the grout. You can buy a grout float to do this work, and now you can begin preparing a grout mixture for your tiles.
If you’ve got white tiles, then you will have to stick with regular grout; else, for cube tile tops, you can go with epoxy grouts. Don’t forget to read more about the grouts and which one is suitable for your table before buying anything. Also remove tile grout from the table tiles and side tables once you’re done.
Remove excess grout from the edges and surface of your table and let the table dry for about 1-2 days. It depends on the thickness of the glue, grout, and the table’s title and how long it will take for them to harden. Once done, use any tile or table surface cleaner to clean the top. Congrats, you’ve created your own tiled tabletop without any assistance.
Now you can modify the materials and design to make other tabletops as well. The process remains the same; only the tile’s material, type of grout, and design might change. Go ahead and give this method a try and let us know about the outcome too.
Currently, 3 types of grout can be used to create a table top, cementitious, furan resin, and epoxy. Depending on the surface, tiles, and materials you are working with, grout can be used accordingly. For example, if you are following this guide to create a tile table top, then you will have to consider cementitious grout or unsanded grout.
Before selecting a tile for your tables, make sure you are paying attention to the surface you are creating the table. If it is an individual side table or something, then go with durable material. Not only this, but you must select tiles based on the color, size, texture, grout, etc., so it fits in the place you are placing them.
Tiled tables can be used by anyone out there, and it completely depends on you to select one for your kitchen. Yes, you can create a square tiles table for the kitchen but make sure you are using the right material for it.
Generally, kitchen tops and tables are made of ceramic, porcelain, granite, and marble material, so consider using them.
It doesn’t matter if you have tiled a table or bought one from the store; cleaning it often with a tile sponge is the best thing you can do to keep it looking new and hygienic. There are many cleaning products available out there, and you can buy one for your table to clean it easily. If you want, then you can also use vinegar or dishwashing liquid to clean your tables.
If you’ve bought a table from an IKEA store, then you will be able to assemble it, but tiling requires more work. First, you need to make sure the table is safe for tiling and then buy compatible tiles and adhesive. Apply the adhesive on the tabletop, and gently start pressing the tiles one by one on it. Let adhesive and grout dry for 24 hours, and you are good to go.
So, this is how you can make your own tile coffee table, and we hope you are able to do it on your own by now. There are many online and offline furniture stores available where you can find tile tables like the one we’ve constructed. If you don’t want to mess with the process, then you can buy a new one right away.
There are different types of tile sheets available out there, and you must try them, too, instead of the basic square tile design. If you are able to use some other mosaic tiles to create a table, then do share the pictures with us so we can post about it. Also, if you want any kind of assistance, then do connect with us.